Want to double your travel pleasure? Cut your itinerary in half

Sailing with the family. Eileen Ogintz (center) with her family in the British Virgin Islands. From left to right, with husband Andy Yemma, son Matt Yemma, daughters Melanie and Regina Yemma and Regina's fiance, Dan Foldes.
Sailing with the family. Eileen Ogintz (center) with her family in the British Virgin Islands. From left to right, with husband Andy Yemma, son Matt Yemma, daughters Melanie and Regina Yemma and Regina’s fiance, Dan Foldes.

Eileen Ogintz started traveling with her kids Matt, Melanie and Regina, when they were babies, and she never looked back. She took her children everywhere, from exploring the Galapagos, to hiking in Montana, to sailing the Caribbean. Along the way, she not only created the popular syndicated column Taking the Kids and a travel guidebook series written for children, but also became a role model for other families who want to give their offspring the gift of travel. Ogintz sees herself as a bridge-builder, showing families how they can get there and “helping the travel industry appreciate and better meet the needs of family travelers.” Her latest project is co-creating a series of conferences which bring together those who write, blog and influence family travel.
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